We are well aware that tourism is one of the major sources of revenue for the Himalayan state of Uttarakhand. It draws a large number of tourists from across the country and globe every year. But amid the virus outbreak, the economy had to suffer. Hence, the government is now bringing some innovative activities and schemes to attract tourists and get back the tourism sector in shape.
The Uttarakhand government has come up with this superb initiative called Tourist Incentive Coupon so as to attract tourists. As per, Uttarakhand Tourism Minister Satpal Maharaj, under this project, tourists coming to Uttrakhand will get Rs 1000 for their accommodation. So, if you want to explore the picturesque hills of Dehradun, Nainital and Mussoorie then this is the best opportunity!
The minister added, “The tourists will be given the discount coupon while registering themselves on the government portal under tourist category. They will then be able to use the coupon during their stay in a hotel or homestay in the tourist spots of the state.”
Though, the offer will be made available in the coming days, it will only be applicable to those who do a 3-day online booking at any hotel or homestay in the state. The Uttarakhand tourism department has come up with this idea of giving out these discount coupons to improve tourism health in the Himalayan state
Evidently, the government is also planning to refund the tourists who booked for their stay in the eminent Jim Corbett Tiger Reserve as it cannot be opened for a while now.
Uttarakhand has suffered miserably because of the sudden outburst of COVID 19 in the country as the majority of the state’s economy relied on the tourism sector. We must appreciate the efforts of government to provide anchorage and support to the tourism which almost collapsed in last 6 months.
Apart from Uttrakhand, another noteworthy Indian state which has ramped up in the tourism front is Madhya Pradesh. The government had launched the ‘Intezaar Aapka’ initiative which literally means reaching out and awaiting tourists arrival to their state.